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Tethiner
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Location: Spring, Texas

Spring, Tx

Post: # 34903Post Tethiner
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:50 pm

Greetings all! Me and my girls have been watching AntsCanada for awhile. They finally convinced me to jump in. Unfortunately, I am right in the center of RIFA. Every park, tree and Bush is under invicta occupation.
Anyone else like this?
I made the rule with them that we would not buy a queen.
Suggestions?

Regardless, this is going to be fun and I look forward to it.
For the Swarm!
For the Brood!

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antnest8
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Re: Spring, Tx

Post: # 34955Post antnest8
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:33 pm

a lot of ant keeping is in areas of invasive species like RIFA you can still find plenty of ants it just might be a bit more challenging
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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Re: Spring, Tx

Post: # 34974Post MadVampy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:02 pm

Do a search for ant species in your area and then start from there. I have family in Spring and I know I have seen pavement ants and also what I believe were black carpenter ants. Like I said once you find out whats in your area you can start narrowing down the search based on the species and where and how to find a queen.
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Re: Spring, Tx

Post: # 34983Post antnest8
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:49 pm

MadVampy wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Do a search for ant species in your area and then start from there. I have family in Spring and I know I have seen pavement ants and also what I believe were black carpenter ants. Like I said once you find out whats in your area you can start narrowing down the search based on the species and where and how to find a queen.
antmaps is where you can find all of your native species (i wish they showed invasive too)
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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